Aparna Kaushik unveils charming outdoor areas
Outdoor areas have their own meaning for each person, believes Aparna Kaushik, and she tries to address them all in her latest designs
As monsoon is approaching, it is time to prep your terraces, patios and outdoors to enjoy the season. Here are some fresh ideas and new inspiration from New-Delhi-based architect Aparna Kaushik, known for her elegant, minimal, yet impactful designs.
Monsoon is a welcome interlude amid the long summers and one is waiting for this period to spend some time outdoors. Each family member has his/her own plans for this season. So the design should take care of everyone’s needs. This city home terrace is charming and serene with lots of open spaces and some intimate areas complete with pergolas and surrounded by greenery. The Zen-like calm is enhanced by the larger than life statue of the meditative Buddha on a raised platform with cove lighting effect and a back-lit GRC mesh behind. The water body fitted with geyser jet fountains and underwater lighting, along with the potted, sculptural plants all around further create a soothing environment.
Steel grey granite is used to cover the flooring in a brushed finish and parapet walls in a polished form. The feature wall is put together using random granite patterns in both polished and brushed finish.
The extensive seating around the terrace offers lots of options to simply lounge on the benches and catch up on some reading, or look at the night sky. A striking, Moroccan design inspired bar with cove lighting, complemented by a charming pergola in one corner sets the perfect stage for an entertainment area. Beautifully planned lighting using cove lights and hurricane lamps infuses dreaminess into the environment. The vast open areas offer enough space to indulge in yoga or exercise routines. The exterior grade pine wood used for pergolas and benches adds warmth to the space. Once out here, you are immediately connected to nature.
“Clarity of purpose and simplicity are the essence of design. I design to accentuate the natural qualities of a space, amplifying its particular beauty through seamless functionality and unique form,” says Kaushik.